Sep 07, 2011 - 2:36 pm
My boyfriend (we live together) was diagnosed with Mediastinal NSGCT (metastastes to liver, spleen, bone) about 11 months ago, after several rounds of different types of chemo, stem cell transplant, radiation to the spine...the mediastinal mass shrank only a bit (16cm to 12cm). Some metastastes responsed to chemo & radation, others remain. Oral Etoposide has really done a number on his white count and hemaglobin. Is there anything else?
Radioemoblization? chemoembolization? I know these procedures are primarily done to liver tumor... but the theory behind these procedures seems logical if apply to other solid tumor type that's unresectable and tricky to treat. I just can't believe I couldn't find anything or cases that we can use as reference.
Does anyone have any information? Please help. We are very desperate...
Thanks very much.